The Wine Savant: A Guide To The New Wine Culture

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The Wine Savant: A Guide To The New Wine Culture

by Michael Steinberger

WW Norton | December 3, 2013 | Hardcover

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Today’s dynamic wine culture calls for a different kind of wine book. The Wine Savant is just that: punchy, polemical, and brimming with insights to educate and entertain beginning wine drinkers and seasoned oenophiles alike.

Never has the wine world had so much to offer, and never have smart decisions about value, quality, grape, and season been so difficult to make. In The Wine Savant, Michael Steinberger tramps through the world of contemporary wine—from three-buck Chuck and bucket-list Bordeaux to bottle speculators and biodynamic wineries—to give the inside scoop on the key concerns facing the new generation of wine lovers:

• Why is California suddenly cool again?
• What’s really the difference between a 95-point wine and a 94-point wine?
• Why is Burgundy ascendant and Bordeaux suddenly so passé?
• What’s a biodynamic wine, what’s a natural wine, and should you care?
• Do food and wine pairings still matter?

Featuring expert buying guides—including the New Kings of California and the World’s Great $25-and-Under Bottles—and tips on tough-to-pair cuisines like Indian and Japanese, The Wine Savant is the perfect guide to today’s often-bewildering realm of choice: ferociously opinionated and committed body and soul to enjoying every glass.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 5.8 × 0.75 in

Published: December 3, 2013

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393082717

ISBN - 13: 9780393082715

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The Wine Savant: A Guide To The New Wine Culture

The Wine Savant: A Guide To The New Wine Culture

by Michael Steinberger

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.5 × 5.8 × 0.75 in

Published: December 3, 2013

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393082717

ISBN - 13: 9780393082715

From the Publisher

Today’s dynamic wine culture calls for a different kind of wine book. The Wine Savant is just that: punchy, polemical, and brimming with insights to educate and entertain beginning wine drinkers and seasoned oenophiles alike.

Never has the wine world had so much to offer, and never have smart decisions about value, quality, grape, and season been so difficult to make. In The Wine Savant, Michael Steinberger tramps through the world of contemporary wine—from three-buck Chuck and bucket-list Bordeaux to bottle speculators and biodynamic wineries—to give the inside scoop on the key concerns facing the new generation of wine lovers:

• Why is California suddenly cool again?
• What’s really the difference between a 95-point wine and a 94-point wine?
• Why is Burgundy ascendant and Bordeaux suddenly so passé?
• What’s a biodynamic wine, what’s a natural wine, and should you care?
• Do food and wine pairings still matter?

Featuring expert buying guides—including the New Kings of California and the World’s Great $25-and-Under Bottles—and tips on tough-to-pair cuisines like Indian and Japanese, The Wine Savant is the perfect guide to today’s often-bewildering realm of choice: ferociously opinionated and committed body and soul to enjoying every glass.

About the Author

Michael Steinberger is a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award winner and the author of Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and is the wine writer for Men’s Journal. Previously, he was the wine columnist for Slate.

Editorial Reviews

“Deftly shows how any and all of us can be savvier about wine.” — Bill Ward (Minneapolis Star Tribune)